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There are some downsides to being a data pack-rat, as well as the obvious up-sides.

I'm in the process of moving to a new house, and the last month has pretty much been dedicated to that project - everything from a new set of floorboards being laid down to finding the best stores near the new place to buy my favourite beverage (grapefruit Perrier). The process is still ongoing, and I'm still going to be paying rent at the old place for some months to come; for example, even after getting rid of nearly all my mass-market paperback novels, there are still a /lot/ of books in the old family library that are still going to have to be shlepped over to the new one, and not a single member of my family has great strength or endurance.

But most of the hard work and planning is done, and life is settling into a new normal: today, I hope and plan to apply for a new library card, do some banking, grab some income tax forms, and just maybe visit the nearby branch of a computer store to upgrade my laptop's RAM. My sleep schedule is still ridiculous, if I lose 50 pounds I'll still going to be overweight, asthma sucks... but a lot of the stresses from the old home are just plain gone. I am, as I see it, in about as good a mental state as I'm likely to be in the foreseeable future.

Which means that, barring unexpectable crises, it's time for me to start writing again. My current plan: When I hit my new local public library today, I'm going to sit down for a while and start going over my partial draft of 'Extracted', to both refamiliarize myself with it and to start nudging any details I find that seem to need editing. And, by the time I've gone over what I've already written, to start finishing writing what I didn't get around to typing out the last time I worked on the piece.

The main bit of uncertainty around this plan is that I have insufficient data to predict whether, how soon, and how severely I will go through my next bout of more-severe-than-everyday anhedonic depression. I'm hopeful that the release of stress from the old home will make such a bout less likely; but I'm also aware of the statistics that show that the act of moving to a new home adds its own form of stress. Barring low-probability black-swan events, my range of expected mid-term futures runs from going back to my previous levels of depression, all the way up to completing a novel and beginning the brand-new venture of learning about e-publishing.

Oh, and just so this entry isn't entirely self-indulgent introspection - one of the most interesting pairs of blog posts I've read over this past month are… and… , which cover some interesting anecdotes and data about the hormone leptin and how individuals just might be able to adjust their body's usage of it for their benefit.
  • Listening to: chillstep
  • Reading: "Walkaway" by Cory Doctorow
  • Watching: Samurai Jack season 5
  • Playing: Kerbal Space Program
  • Eating: Cheerios
  • Drinking: grapefruit Perrier


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Daniel Boese
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
I'm an urban hermit, a hiker, a rationalist, a skeptic, a freethinker, an empiricist, a materialist, a naturalist, a scientist, a bibliophile, an INTJ, a white hat hacker, a secular humanist, a teetotaler, a social-liberal civil-libertarian monarchist, a furry fan, a playtester, a licensed amateur radio operator, an ordained minister of the First Church of Atheism, a card-carrying pirate, the Star Lord, a Lord of the Rose, and a proud member of the Bayesian Conspiracy.

I try to operate by Crocker's Rules.


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Imperator-Zor Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
Thanks for the fave :)
LilSasu Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey muchacho!
Zyonji Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for watching me! I'm taking a break from drawing right now, but I'll start uploading again later this month, I promise (:
sanwae Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch! :D
KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D
DataPacRat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you kindly. :)
Zaphkiellane Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers to your continued existence! Happy birthday! 
DataPacRat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, I appreciate the thought. :)
rubbervixen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
Happy Birthday!
DataPacRat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :)
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